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www.autismspeaks.org -One of the leading autism science and advocacy organizations. Autism Speaks provides a comprehensive resource guide for all states. The site also boasts an impressive list of apps that parents may find useful, including games that focus on communication and social skills.
www.autism-society.org -Another great site that includes helpful resources for those with autism, family members, as well as professionals. Autism Society also gives updates on the latest autism news and press releases.
www.disabilityscoop.com – Sign up for Disability Scoop’s e-mail news to receive the most current updates on developmental disabilities. Disability Scoop’s experts have been cited by multiple online news sites, including USA Today and People.com.
www.autism.com– The Autism Research Institute focuses on researching the causes of autism, as well as developing safe and effective treatments for those currently affected by the disorder.
www.autismweb.com – Managed by parents, AutismWeb includes great insights on different autism teaching methods. The site also provides a forum where parents can go to share their stories, give updates on their children’s progress, and share recipes that may be useful for picky eaters.
www.autismhwy.com -Started by a woman whose son was diagnosed with autism, Autism Highway is both informative and fun. Easy to navigate, Autism Highway provides an extensive list of Autism related events and specialists. In addition, Autism Highway includes many fun games that children are sure to enjoy!
www.autismbeacon.com – Also started by the parent of a child with autism, Autism Beacon strives to supply the best resources for autism treatments. Autism Beacon presents a lengthy range of articles on autism, including sensitive topics such as bullying and sexuality.
www.autism.healingthresholds.com – Healing Thresholds includes information on many different therapy treatments for children with autism. The site focuses on the top 12 used by parents, but also includes useful information on nearly 100 additional therapies.
ARCK – Autism Resource Center of Kokomo
Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
The mission of the IIDC is to work with communities to welcome, value and support the meaningful participation of people of all ages and abilities through research, education and service. The Institute collaborates with community agencies, schools, advocacy organizations, government, institutions of higher education and other community partners to effect improvements in quality of life.
IRCA staff conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information on behalf of individuals across the autism spectrum, including autism, Asperger’s syndrome and other pervasive developmental disorders. Our efforts are focused on providing communities, organizations, agencies and families with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults in typical early intervention, school, community, work and home settings.
Since 1975, IN*SOURCE has provided services to Indiana families with infants, toddlers, children, youth and young adults with disabilities. Through the work and dedication of the board of directors, the staff and many volunteers, virtually all of whom are parents of persons with disabilities, IN*SOURCE, utilizing a proven parent-to-parent model, has provided quality assistance and support services, and educational resources to individuals and organizations that serve and support persons with disabilities.
Indiana First Steps’ goal is to provide a family-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, neighborhood-based system of services for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Funded through the Indiana Department of Education, online training modules provide ideas and lesson plans for educators